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Controversial former president Mahinda Rajapaksa swept to victory in local polls on February 11, pathing the way for a possible return to front line politics in 2020.
There have been at least 12 incidents involving threats and weapons at schools since the Florida shooting
In the aftermath of the Florida school shootings, schools all over the country have had to deal with threats to schools and students bringing in weapons
CNN asked Iranian activist Masih Alinejad and Palestinian-American co-chair of the Women's March, Linda Sarsour, to debate whether the hijab represents a symbol of oppression and control.
Pregnant mice infected with either West Nile or Powassan virus, both related to Zika virus, led to fetal death for some, a new study found.
Chelsea Haley joined Teach for America to make a difference in a low-income school. She did not expect to encounter a tough boy like Jerome. She definitely did not plan on adopting him and his little brother.
After a false missile threat alert from Hawaii's government, top US senior military officers began discussing how to better handle such a threat if it were real, according to emails obtained by The Washington Post.
The White House continues to vehemently deny collusion with Russia a day after multiple indictments of Russian nationals and entities were announced by the Justice Department in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election.
A jury in Baltimore County awarded more than $37 million in damages to the family and estate of Korryn Gaines, who was shot by police in 2016.
Ty Thompson, the principal at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a gunman killed 17 people, offers in an emotional video message to hug every student..
David Hogg found himself living a nightmare on Wednesday, hiding in a closet with classmates as a crazed gunman roamed the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, unleashing a torrent of bullets on students and teachers.
Newly released documents show how the Environmental Protection Agency justified several expensive charter flights for Administrator Scott Pruitt -- including a $14,000 bill for a business trip around his home state.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he "can't imagine" President Donald Trump not backing Mitt Romney's campaign for a US Senate seat from Utah.
Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, addressed a gun control rally on Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, days after a gunman entered her school in nearby Parkland, killing 17 people.
Russian operatives used millions of dollars and an array of fake social media accounts to support the themes of the Trump campaign in a bid to defeat Hillary Clinton, and it had to have had an impact, writes Paul Callan.
Russia seems to be stoking divisions on the subject of gun violence and taking advantage of an issue that America is failing to fix, Frida Ghitis says.
As the nation grapples with the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, the young survivors of Wednesday's massacre have raised their voices in outrage to demand action from lawmakers, from the President, and from any other adult with power who can do something to make this stop.
The school shooting in Florida this week has sparked a renewed call for lawmakers to take action, and some of the loudest voices demanding change are not even old enough to vote.